Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF 15 – Perfect Day Cream For UV Protection and Pure Goodness

Earlier this year, I was very lucky to won a bottle of the Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF 15 (price varies for 4.2 fl oz/124ml) from a giveaway and gifted it to a friend who was searching for a replacement day cream at that time. Since then she has been praising about this moisturizer, which ultimately tempted me to purchase another one for myself.

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Chinese New Year Makeup Tutorial – Break Conventional Norm With An Avant Garde Spin

Finding my mom preparing Laba Garlic (腊八蒜) is a definite sign that Chinese New Year is approaching. This is probably the most important and celebrated holiday for my family. And nothing is better than a colorful makeup look to honor this special occasion, which truly brings back lots of childhood memory.

Products used,

  1. NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil (604 Milk)
  2. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner (Black)
  3. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Zero)
  4. Ben Nye Lumiere Grande Color Palette
  5. Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Collection (737 Blue Had Me At Hello)


To prevent fallout, prep the eyelid with a white or nude cream base or primer.

Apply a bright yellow shadow to the inner half of the upper lid.


Paint an orange shade to the outer half of the eyelid. Blend the colors to avoid harsh edges.


Apply a hot pink or red onto the lower lash line and dab the same bright yellow shadow to the middle part as well.


Create a sideway V shape with the hot pink or red shadow and drag it out to achieve a cat eye. Again, blend everything to get a smooth finish.


Line the upper lash line with a black liquid liner and also drag it out to create a cat eye effect.

Take a black pencil liner and line the lower lash line. Then use a black eyeshadow and smudge out the liners. For a more natural look, curl the lashes and apply your favorite mascara. To achieve a dramatic finish, apply false lashes.

The finished look is very colorful and jubilant, which is perfect for any holiday celebrations.

Do you celebrate Chinese New Year? If you do, what is your favorite activity during this festive time of the year. Even if you don’t, what is your favorite holiday? For me, Christmas Santa Clause is definitely on the top of my list. I’d love to hear your thoughts so let’s talk in the comments.Hi!

THEPRETENTIOUSKITTEN

Beauty, makeup, hauls, wishlists, tutorials, faves & more!

Member since Mar 2013

Hey! I’m a student in Ireland with an unhealthy obsession with make up and beauty! I love blogging about make up, and I do all sorts of posts from hauls, tutorials, wishlists, favourites and real life glamour – pics of glamourous people in real life! I love reading other people’s blogs and gaining inspiration from there. Keep an eye on this space for more! xoxo Soph

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LET’S GET PHYSICAL // FITFUN

Hitting the gym can get a little lonely, not to mention boring. Guys have it down, lifting heavy while spotting each other and catching up at the same time but for those ladies who love cardio – intervals on a treadmill never leaves room for a giggle, let alone a catchup! It’s time to makes things a little more interesting which is while I grabbed my gorgeous friends to help me film a new video for you all based on partnered bodyweight workouts using no equipment.





There are over 15 bodyweight exercises in my YouTybe Video below, each one works a different area of your body and can be done using no equipment other than another person of your choice. I would LOVE for you all to tag me in photos or videos of you completing these exercises – if you have as much fun doing them as we did filming them then I know you’ll have some comedy gold moments!

Thank you for stopping by! Would love to hear if you have any other ideas for bodyweight exercises! x-x

hachikofu

Member since Mar 2014

Italian but living in Germany. Cat and chocolate lover with a healthy obssession for makeup and beauty products. “Red like blood white like milk. Rossa come il sangue bianca come il latte. Rot wie Blut weiß wie Schnee”.

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